Saturday, August 14, 2010


So now I am going to a rheumatologist, and she is absolutely amazing!! My arthritis has now spread and is in my ankles, knees, hips, back, neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists and thumbs. So it's pretty much everywhere.

But on monday I am taking Humira, which I am scared about because it's a horribly painful shot taken biweekly for 6 months. However, it's supposed to be a very good medication, that is if you don't develop cancer or serious infections from it, which aren't uncommon. But my doctor said the I have a Juvenile Spondyloarthropy, most likely Psoriatic Arthritis because my dad has it, but I don't have any of the skin problems with it.

It's hard for me to climb up stairs, but I don't want to take the elevator at school, so I'm not sure what I am going to do. My doctor wants me to talk to all of my teachers and my counselor about my arthritis so they will know what to expect, and I'm nervous about that too. School is in one week and two days, and I have to let everybody know before then. The good thing about this is that it is considered a disability (and definitely agree), which means scholarships and stuff for college!! :D

I'm excited about school though. The work and seeing all of my friends again! I'm taking 4 Pre-AP classes, 1 AP class, Anatomy&Physiology, Health Science 1, Psychology and Sociology!! I can't wait!!! :D I'm not taking athletics though, because of my arthritis. That's going to be hard once soccer season starts. I think I might take up acting (like in musical theater), maybe singing and drumming, and possibly swimming.

But even though I am going through all this pain, I'm still loving life(: